Samuel Merritt College (SMU)

Oakland, CA

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Samuel Merritt College

Samuel Merritt College

Samuel Merritt College Student Essentials

Samuel Merritt College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.samuelmerritt.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
In-State Tuition: $37,648
Out-of-State Tuition: $37,648
Enrollment: 1,826
Year Established: 1909

About SMU

For an outstanding array of accredited health science programs in the Bay Area, you should consider the Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California, one of the largest sources of registered nurses throughout the state of California.

The school is recognized for its academic and clinical excellence. Graduates have one of the highest rates of employment within one year of graduation and are heavily recruited by institutions within Oakland County.

Contributing to this success is the school’s priority of personalized instruction. Faculty and instructors bring their academic and clinical backgrounds to the classroom so that you can not only receive instruction by professionals, but gain insight into the reality of the health care industry.

Students may train in the Health Sciences Simulation Center, where students and instructors work in real-life scenarios to develop confidence, patient safety and teamwork skills. You can even watch the scenario play out on video once you’re finished for further study.

The school offers a wealth of master’s academics, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Some of the advanced, graduate programs you can pursue include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing – Case Management
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Physical Therapy

To welcome international students, members of the admissions office speak Spanish, Vietnamese and Greek, among others.

Interested applicants must have earned at least a 3.0 high school GPA, taken the Test of Essential Academic Skills, received CPR certification and submit letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

To accommodate students of varying financial backgrounds, the school offers financial aid through the forms of loans and scholarships. On average, nearly all students receive tuition assistance.

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SMU Map & Location

Samuel Merritt College
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609


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Getting Around SMU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Oakland, CA

Winter
Dec
58
45
Jan
58
44
Feb
62
47
Spring
Mar
64
49
Apr
66
50
May
69
53
Summer
Jun
71
55
Jul
72
56
Aug
73
58
Fall
Sep
74
57
Oct
72
54
Nov
65
49

SMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 842
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,826

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 39%
  • Asian: 26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 19%
Latino 10%
African American 4%
Caucasian 39%
Asian 26%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 19%

Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 54%
Full-Time 64%
Part-Time 36%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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